Knife Sheath Part 1

Well I have never tried this but with all the knives I figured I should take on a little leather working.  I am sure you smart folks can tell me what I am doing wrong and hopefully how to fix it but here’s what I got.

Started with my new 4″ Morakniv and I traced a loose template on paper.

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I had a few scraps of leather to choose from but went for the easiest piece with a nice grain. 

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I traced the template on the leather and then cut it out. 

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I needed to find center, which was just over 2.5″, to remove a little material so it will fold over the knife well.

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Now the way I see it you cannot very well fold over the leather and see them together as it would be too tight.  So I added a scrap strip on the edge that will fit in the fold.  This will also help with the blade of the knife not coming in contact with the thread.  (I think.).

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Add the belt loop, which I am going to sew through the back of the sheath onto itself.

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Now I think I have all the pieces I’ll need. 

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Sheath leather needs a a little soak so I can form it around the knife (now is plastic wrap to keep the moisture off it).

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So I thought I could just fold it over and rub the contours with that newly shaped walnut cone, but it wasn’t that easy. 

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So I got out some wood blocks, clamps, and flat pieces of steel to keep it all together in the angle and dimension I want.  Then I rubbed all the contours as much as I could (yes my arm started hurting) and left it to dry over night.   Part 2 should be coming tomorrow night and we will see how it turns out.  

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